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  1. chairlift, chair lift(noun)

    a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable


  1. chairlift(Noun)

    A continuously moving series of open seats, slung from overhead cables, used to transport people (especially skiers) up the sides of mountains.


  1. Chairlift

    An elevated passenger ropeway, or chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating steel cable loop strung between two end terminals and usually over intermediate towers, carrying a series of chairs. They are the primary onhill transport at most ski areas, but are also found at amusement parks, various tourist attractions—and increasingly—in urban transport. Depending on carrier size and loading efficiency, a passenger ropeway can move up to 4000 people per hour, and the fastest lifts achieve operating speeds of up to 12 m/s or 43.2 km/h. The two-person double chair, which for many years was the workhorse of the ski industry, can move roughly 1200 people per hour at rope speeds of up to 2.5 m/s. The four person detachable chairlift can transport 2400 people per hour with an average rope speed of 5 m/s. Some bi and tri cable elevated ropeways and reversible tramways achieve much greater operating speeds. Fixed-grip lifts are usually shorter than detachable-grip lifts due to rope load; the maximum vertical rise for a fixed grip chairlift is 300–400 m and a length of about 1,200 m, while detachable quads and "six-packs" can service a vertical rise of over 600 m and a line length of 2,000 m.

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    The numerical value of chairlift in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of chairlift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    When you’re on the chairlift, you look back as you’re getting off, and the whole chairlift is full of Santas. It’s kind of freaky, actually.

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